A weekend-long programme of screenings revisiting the film and video works in the Survey of the Avant-Garde in Britain vol. III, curated by Rosetta Brooks at Gallery House, 50 Princess Gate in October 1972. Between March 1972 and August 1973, in a vacant mansion provided by the German government next to the German Institute (now the Goethe-Institut) in South Kensington, Gallery House hosted exhibitions, residencies, performances and events as well as pioneering ‘expanded cinema’ and much new film and video work. For many of the featured artists Gallery House would prove a formative experience with a lasting influence on their subsequent careers.
With work by Ian Breakwell, John Du Cane, Stephen Dwoskin, Peter Gidal, David Hall and Tony Sinden, Mike Leggett, Bill Lundberg, Denis Masi, Anthony McCall, Stuart Pound, William Raban and Carolee Schneemann.
The Survey of the Avant-Garde film programme is presented in collaboration with LUX. It will be projected digitally between 11:15am and 6pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
In the context of This Way Out of England. Gallery House in Retrospect (10 February to 26 March 2017), curated by Alex Sainsbury and Antony Hudek.
Over seven weekends Raven Row celebrates Gallery House, one of the most influential and extraordinary contemporary art spaces in London in the early 1970s. Through performances, screenings and discussions, accompanied by a changing presentation of artworks and archival material, This Way Out of England charts Gallery House’s exceptional programme, led by director Sigi Krauss and assistant director Rosetta Brooks.